Frank Fetch Park in historic German Village

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm (ET)


Frank Fetch Park has been recognized as the 'Best Park in Columbus' multiple times as it is a unique lot of land in the heart of German Village that is maintained by a public/private partnership.
Through the efforts of Frank Fetch and other members of The German Village Society, a piece of ground on Beck Street was acquired by the City of Columbus in 1962. A house that once stood on the site was raised and the 0.2 acre park was developed by Parks crews. The work was completed and the park opened in 1966.

The park was developed by Park Landscape Architects along the lines of a 19th Century “Bier Garten” of Germany with walls, pavements, flower planters, extensive landscaping and decorative gas lights. Picnic tables were added for passive use and special uses such as art exhibits were encouraged.

This year the German Village Garten Club is hosting an Earth Day 'Cultivation' event at Frank Fetch Park to invite the neighborhood and volunteers to help brighten the park up as Spring gets into full swing.

Cultivation Daystypically held on Saturday mornings

this term may sound a little hoity-toity, but in the garden it simply means to dig in the dirt and prepare the land for planting

these are the days when we get most of the bigger projects accomplished

putting plants in the ground/planters, laying down mulch, dead heading, raking leaves and most other general park maintenance

For those volunteers who are able to come out and give us a hand, we will provide a FREE PIZZA lunch and an opportunity to learn more about the German Village Garten Club and ways to get involved and help out around Frank Fetch Park throughout the year. 

FAQs: Do I need to be a master gardener and what in the world is ‘dead heading'?!? NO! We would be thrilled to have anyone and everyone to give us a hand with taking care of our beloved park. No worries if you are unfamiliar with gardening, watering, dead heading or just plain getting dirty in the park. We are more than happy to explain how to plant, transplant, mulch, etc and there are always plenty of other volunteers who enjoy sharing their knowledge, experience and stories of gardening.   Do I need to bring any tools with me? We do our best to have shovels, rakes, and paper bags (leaf removal, grass clippings) available for everyone but if you happen to have a shovel or other appropriate gardening tools laying around, please feel free to bring them with you.

If you have a pair of gloves that'd be good to bring…don't fret, we'll try to have a few extra pairs if needed

Is it a requirement to be able to lift heavy objects? NO! While there are tasks which may be more labor intensive in the park, we are just as excited to have volunteers on hand to provide oversight and advice as we work in the park.  So even if you have difficulty with your knees, arthritis, back issues, etc we will do our best to accommodate and still get everyone involved in caring for frank fetch park.
0 Remaining
6 Positions Filled | 2 Impacts | 8 Hours